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Rare 4 Bdrm/3 Bath Island Home -Easy access to Bay & Ocean-View also #4636037

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Balboa Island is not only a great vacation destination but it is also a great base for many Southern California attractions and theme parks. Ask us about our two bedroom home directly behind the 4 bedroom so you can vacation with your family and friends right next door to you. Our Balboa Island/Newport Beach front unit, 2-story home has 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 bathrooms (one includes shower and tub, the other a shower) and 1 bedroom downstairs with a bathroom (includes shower). Two rooms have a private bathroom and two have a jack-in-jill bathroom. This immaculate, cheery and bright unit is fully furnished and equipped.Ready for a comfortable and worry-free summer beach vacation or winter rental. The kitchen and living areas have white tile flooring and there is carpeting in all bedrooms except one upstairs bedroom has tile flooring. The living room has a stone face fireplace. There are two TVs downstairs, a flat screen in the living room and one in the downstairs bedroom. There is a CD/DVD player for the flat screen TV for music or movies and a VCR on the bedroom TV. Two of the bedrooms upstairs have TVs. There are two queen beds (one bedroom downstairs and one upstairs); a bunk bed with a double on the bottom, a twin on the top and a twin trundle in the third bedroom; and a twin with a twin trundle in the fourth bedroom. All linens and towels, including beach towels and chairs are provided. If you provide your own linens, we offer a discount in the cleaning fee. Our home will provide you all the comfort you need for a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Note that we have a 2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom house at the same property (see VRBO listing # 4636037) so the whole property can be rented for large gatherings!

Activities and Attractions:

Our property is located at 126 Agate which is less than one block from the beautiful bay, boardwalk and the ferry that takes you to the ocean, Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Pier, shopping and restaurants, boating (including the Catalina Express Boat to Catalina Island)and fishing excursions, and bike rentals. Agate is the only street on the island with a children's climbing gym and basketball court. The Balboa ferry takes you on a short 5 minute ride to the peninsula for surfing or boogie boarding in the ocean waves, fishing on the Balboa Pier, bike riding, shopping or dining at numerous restaurants. Marine Street on Balboa Island also boasts of fine restaurants and boutique shops and Balboa Island is only 2 miles from more fine dining, shopping and movie theaters at Fashion Island. Balboa Island is approximately 7 miles from Laguna Beach with the renowned Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summer, art galleries and fine dining and shopping along with wonderful beaches with tide pools. Balboa Island is within 20 minutes of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and an hour from Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) Airport is only 10 minutes away and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 50 minutes away.

Ferry costs are as follows:

Adults are $1

Children 5 to11 – .50

Children under 5 – Free

Vehicles (Passengers are Extra)

Car and Driver $2

Motorcycle and Driver $1.50

Bicycle and Rider $1.50

Bicycle and Child .75

Keywords: Home

More Details

Robin and Bill
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed w/ double mattress, twin on top and twin trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin with twin trundle
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Rare 4 Bdrm/3 Bath Island Home -Easy access to Bay & Ocean-View also #4636037
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Home on Agate

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful. It came equipped with absolutely everything including beach chairs and towels. The home was comfortable with many beds that were all comfortable. We had family with ten people visiting and it accommodated us all comfortably. We loved the location. So close to the ferry and not a far walk to center of town. Working with Robin and Bill was so easy also. And the price was very reasonable compared to others we looked at. We would rent this property again. It was a wonderful memory for our whole family. Wish we could do it every year. It was a memory of a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Steve and Shyrle! You were awesome tenants and we hope you will be able to return very soon again! So glad you enjoyed your stay! All the best! Robin and Bill
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

First of all I have to say Bill and Robin are great, Robin answers you back by text right way with any questions or concerns you might have so that is always a major plus, the house was in a great location, so you could walk everywhere or just ride the ferry, one of the great things about the house is you have a spot in the garage because parking can be a bit of a bear with the street cleaning days so that was a major plus, now for the house the pictures on the internet do not do it justice the home was light and airy with that home away from home feel, with very comfortable beds, it also had a great kitchen to cook in. If you preferred not to cook then right out the front door not that far of a walk down the block to the ferry or downtown you could enjoy a nice meal out or have my favorites for desert the Balboa Bars or Salt Water Taffy. Thank You again Bill and Robin for having such a lovely beach home to share with everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just do it!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property, close to the beach and the ferry to Newport. Everything is a five minute walk. The property is well maintained, clean, and quite spacious. Bill and Robin were great to deal with, easy to communicate with, quick return of security deposit. Looking forward to another stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House, Perfect Owners

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family event nearby. We came from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Colorado. Our party included five adults and three children. The children loved sleeping in the bunk room and there was plenty of room for the adults, even when sharing a room. And having three bathrooms was a huge plus. We were very pleased with the location of the house and loved riding the ferry back and forth to Balboa Peninsula or walking to the main street for ice cream. The owners were very professional, accommodating and responsive. The house was sparkling clean and included everything we needed, from extra paper towels to K-cups. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debby! It was a such a pleasure renting to you and your family! We hope you will return for another family reunion! Robin and Bill
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Wayland, MA

First time Balboa Visitors

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful month at this rental. It was everything we hoped for. A short walk to town and the ferry. We walked around this beautiful island everyday. The house is extremely comfortable and clean and the garage space is a real plus. Bill and Robin are super nice people and wonderful to work with. When our children visited they also loved the house. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, California

Large Rental Property on Balboa Island provides a wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

Balboa Island is the perfect get-away for young families and mature families. We coordinated a vacation with adult children and our grandchildren and this rental property handed our group perfectly. Four bedrooms and three baths. Large livingroom and large kitchen table to accommodate our crew of 8. The property owners provided bed linen, bath towels and enough beach towles, beach chairs, beach umbrellas for one and all. There was also a boogie board availabe. Garage with a space for one car and coin operated washer and dryer. Perfect location to easily catch the ferry. The owners were wonderful to work with and made the business side of the vacation very easy. They even helped me navigate sailing lesson options for my grandkids.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orange County, John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
Balboa Ferry to the Newport Peninsula 5 min ride
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Park Avenue Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, racquetball, miniature golf, shopping, basketball court, kayaking, health/beauty spa, shelling

Balboa Ferry fees are as follows:

Adults are $1

Children 5 to11 – .50

Children under 5 – Free

Vehicles (Passengers are Extra)

Car and Driver $2

Motorcycle and Driver $1.50

Bicycle and Rider $1.50

Bicycle and Child .75


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $250

Rent includes all taxes.
If payment is made with credit card then the 3% credit card fee should be added to the rent.
If the damage protection policy is purchased then a $200 cleaning fee will be charged.
If the $800 refundable damage deposit is selected then the $200 cleaning fee will be deducted from the deposit at the end of your stay.
We offer discounts for multiple weeks.
We do allow a $100 reduction in the cleaning fee if the traveler brings their own sheets and towels.
Cancellation policy: 100% of first payment ($800) if made within 60 days of rental period less any rental loss and 50% of first payment if cancelled within 30 days less any rental loss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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